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The impact of pharaonic female genital mutilation on sexuality: two cases from Sudan highlighting the need for widespread dissemination of sexual and reproductive health education in Africa

Bayoumi, Rasha R. and Boivin, Jacky 2022. The impact of pharaonic female genital mutilation on sexuality: two cases from Sudan highlighting the need for widespread dissemination of sexual and reproductive health education in Africa. African Journal of Reproductive Health 26 (1) , pp. 110-114. 10.29063/ajrh2022/v26i1.12

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Abstract

It is well documented that female genital mutilation (FGM) can have numerous physical and psychosocial consequences. The increased awareness about FGM and its impact on female health over the past few decades has led to a ban on FGM in many countries, however, this has yet to translate into measurable changes in prevalence. Efforts to enforce legislation have been unsuccessful in part because the general public lacks information about the negative consequences of FGM. In this report we present two cases of sexual difficulties as a result of FGM from Sudan, where the most severe form of FGM is still being practiced. During an interview about infertility, these two women volunteered information about how FGM has affected their sexuality. The lack of information about the impact of FGM on sexuality reflected in these cases, highlighted the significant need for widespread dissemination of sexual and reproductive health education in Africa.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Women's Health and Action Research Centre [WHARC].
ISSN: 2131-3606
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 10 September 2021
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 09:15
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/144107

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